10 Billionaires Who Back-Up Donald Trump Financially
It's been five years since Trump was elected president. Many rich people have supported and funded him from his campaign until now. Let's see how much money these billionaires have donated to Trump.
1. Dennis Washington, $1M
Making his fortune in construction and mining, the Washington Company owner, Dennis Washington, now has a total worth of $5.9 billion. Though he and his wife Phyllis didn't financially support Trump in his campaign, they did contribute $1 million to the committees.
2. Thomas Peterffy, $300K
Thomas Peterffy, the founder and the largest shareholder of Interactive Brokers, earned his $16.2 billion via the discount brokerage. Since 2016, he has spent more than $300,000 supporting Trump, including giving $100,000 to the 2016 campaign and $250,000 to his committees.
3. Peter Thiel, $500K
Having a net worth of $2.3 billion, Peter Thiel is not only the PayPal co-founder, but an early investor in Facebook. In addition to attending meetings with Trump, Peter also contributed $250,000 to the 2016 campaign and $250,000 to the committees.
4. Stephen Schwarzman, $699K
As the co-founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a global private equity firm, Stephen Schwarzman now owns $16.8 billion in assets. He is a longtime friend of Donald Trump and one of the biggest backers in Wall Street, having donated $699,400 to the committees.
5. Lorenzo & Frank Fertitta, $1.5M
Former UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and his brother Frank, CEO of Station Casinos, have a combined net worth of $1.7 billion. They both are firm Trump supporters, contributing $793,000 together to the 2016 Trump campaign, and $721,200 each to the committees.
6. Isaac Perlmutter, $1.1M
Since 1998 when Isaac Perlmutter took control of the comic book firm Marvel, he has amassed a fortune of $4.2 billion. As a Trumper advocate, he readily donated $449,400 to the 2016 campaign and $721,200 to the committees.
7. John Paulson, $580K
Leading his hedge fund firm Paulson & Co., John Paulson has racked up a net worth of $4.2 billion in total. Having always been a loyal Trump supporter, John made contributions of $250,000 to the 2016 campaign and $331,372 to the committees.
8. Charles Simonyi, $250K
His achievements in building the Microsoft Office suite of applications and leading Intentional Software has earned Charles Simonyi a solid $4.1 billion net worth. In the 2016 Trump campaign, Charles and his wife donated $52,700, and now they have given the committee $200,000.
9. Ronald Lauder, $200K
As Estée Lauder's youngest son, Ronald Lauder earned most of his income as the corporate chairman of Clinique Laboratories. With a net worth of $4 billion, he did donate $200,000 to the committees, even though he didn't donate anything in the 2016 campaign.
10. Phillip Ruffin, $625K
Phillip Ruffin has a net worth of $3.1 billion, mainly from casinos and real estate, such as owning the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. As Trump's friend and partner, Phillip even owned 50% of the Trump International Las Vegas Hotel. He contributed $625,000 to the 2016 campaign.